Origin of ramentumModern Latin from L, scrapings, shavings from radere, to scrape (see rat) + -mentum, -ment
- (botany) One of the thin brownish chaffy scales upon the leaves or young shoots of some plants, especially upon the petioles and leaves of ferns.
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Latin, a scraping.